Down on the Farm: 2017 Recap- Low-A Fort Wayne TinCaps

September 22, 2017

Three Takeaways 1. Fernando Tatis Jr. is One of the Best Prospects in Baseball If there is any obvious takeaway from the TinCaps season, it is that Fernando Tatis Jr. very clearly puts himself into the conversation as one of the best prospects in all of baseball. After improving in every month in Fort Wayne, Tatis found himself surprisingly promoted to the San Antonio Missions in September for the stretch…

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Down on The Farm: Two Playoff Victories

September 8, 2017

  San Antonio Missions: 9-0 Win @Midland Joey Lucchesi threw seven scoreless innings, and Fernando Tatis Jr. had three hits, as the Missions beat the Midland Rockhounds 9-0 on Friday night. San Antonio will look to be the first team since 2013 to eliminate the A’s affiliate in the playoffs, as Midland has won three consecutive Texas League championships. Notable Performers Joey Lucchesi (7.0IP, 6H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 5K) The left-hander…

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Down on the Farm: August Review- Tremendous Growth Within the System

September 1, 2017

Rafael Ortega– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 33-89, .371/.456/.528, 9 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 17 R, 47 TB, 159 wRC+ Outfielder Rafael Ortega has done a little bit of everything for the Chihuahuas in the month of August. Given his age (he’s 26), Ortega isn’t much of a prospect, but he has been fairly consistent all season. Through August, Ortega has a 118 wRC+ on the season,…

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What Does the Future Hold for Fernando Tatis Jr?

August 25, 2017

Fernando Tatis Jr has been promoted to Double-A San Antonio. But what is next for the 19-year-old shortstop? The young infielder was promoted by the Padres all the way up to Double-A San Antonio from Fort Wayne, skipping Lake Elsinore altogether. But what does that mean exactly? The promotion of Tatis doesn’t necessarily mean that he will never play in Single-A again. Some would suggest that this promotion was solely…

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Fernando Tatis is Jumping to Double-A, Is This a Wise Choice?

August 21, 2017

As the San Diego Padres added 17-year-old defensive wizard Gabriel Arias to Fort Wayne’s roster a few days ago, there were whispers of a possible Fernando Tatis Jr. promotion. Tatis has shown steady improvement in each and every month of his play in the Mid-West League and was surely deserving of a move upward within the Padres system. What surprised many is that the team is having Tatis skip the…

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Down on the Farm: Weekly Review August 14-20- Urias, Avila, Ruiz & Potts

August 20, 2017

Franchy Cordero– OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 9-24, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 R, 4 RBI, 12 TB Week after week, Franchy Cordero continues to hit, as this marks the third straight week he has been mentioned in the Weekly Review. However, Cordero also continues to strike out, now at a 29 percent rate for the season. That’s clearly better than his near 45 percent strikeout rate in the big…

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TinCaps Batter the Loons 18-5

August 18, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana After four and a half innings of back-and-forth baseball, the TinCaps broke open the game after the midway point, scoring 13 runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings for an eventual 18-5 victory over the Great Lakes Loons. With the score tied 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth, the first three TinCaps batters loaded the bases with two walks and a single. After a visit…

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Down on the Farm Weekly Review: August 7-13- Tatis, Lauer & Ruiz Developing

August 13, 2017

  Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-30, 1 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 6 R, 9 RBI, 20 TB It seems like I write about Franchy Cordero every few days, and nothing has really changed. The strikeout problem is still readily apparent, but Cordero is continuing to do his part at the plate. Depending on the Chihuahuas’ playoff position, Cordero should get a good amount of time on…

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Down on the Farm: August 12- Enyel De Los Santos Dominates/Tatis Hits #21

August 12, 2017

El Paso Chihuahuas (58-62) Won 4-3 Right-hander and newest Chihuahua, Jordan Lyles, took the ball for the Chihuahuas on Saturday night in his first appearance in the Padres’ organization. After a harmless single in the first, Lyles ran into some trouble in the second inning, as Lyles gave up two singles, a walk, and a two-run single after getting the first batter out to start the inning. After a one-two-three third…

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Down on The Farm August 11-Hansel Rodriguez Earns Another Save

August 11, 2017

DSL Padres: PPD (Rain) AZL Padres 1 (20-18): 10-9 win @ AZL Mariners AZL Padres 2 (20-17): 8-3 loss @ AZL Dodgers Tri-City Dust Devils (29-25): 3-1 win vs Hillsboro Fort Wayne Tincaps (57-60): 8-7 win vs Bowling Green (60-54) Lake Elsinore Storm (55-63): 6-4 loss @ Lancaster (65-53) San Antonio Missions (68-49): 5-1 loss vs Tulsa (63-55) El Paso Chihuahuas (57-62): 8-7 loss vs Las Vegas Key Performers: 2B…

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Big 8th Inning Dooms TinCaps in 5-2 Loss

August 10, 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana. After a four-game road trip to play the Great Lakes Loons, the TinCaps returned to Parkview Field Thursday night. Following a nine-batter eighth inning, the visiting Bowling Green Hot Rods held on for the 5-2 victory, snapping the TinCaps’ five-game winning streak. The top of the eighth started with Adrian Rondon hitting a routine grounder to Fernando Tatis Jr., but the shortstop erred on the throw, launching the…

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Down on the Farm: August 9- Cal Quantrill Adjusting to Double-A

August 10, 2017

Dillon Overton– LHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K Maybe Dillon Overton isn’t finished just yet. After a string of poor outings, Overton looked solid on Wednesday night. The numbers don’t jump off the page, but for what the Padres brought Overton in to do, the numbers don’t have to jump off the page. At this point, the Padres will take anything…

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